What Are the Best Places for People Living with COPD?

Firstly, you should know that smoking and other genetic reasons are risk factor of COPD. Smoking is the main cause of COPD. Because COPD directly affects your ability to breathe well, good air quality is of great importance. If you have COPD, you should learn more about the environmental risk factors and the best places you can live. Good environment will relieve your symptoms, or at least not worsen it. The environmental risk factors included chemical fumes, vapors and dust in the workplace, burning fuel fumes, such as from gas used for cooking and heating, paired with poor ventilation. Air pollution is another critical factor.

Besides air quality, climate and access to doctors are also important factors when choosing a COPD-friendly place. Here is a list of top 10 candidate cities for people with COPD to live:

1.    Farmington, New Mexico

2.    Cheyenne, Wyoming

3.    Casper, Wyoming

4.    Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, Hawaii

5.    Urban Honolulu, Hawaii

6.    Bismarck, North Dakota

7.    Elmira-Corning, New York

8.    Salinas, California

9.    Redding-Red Bluff, California

10. Fargo-Wahpeton, North Dakota-Minnesota




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